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HHS appropriations

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Amendment to Labor/HHS appropriations bill (H.R. 2660) seeking to add $1.5 bil. to NIH's appropriation is defeated during Senate debate on the measure Sept. 10. Introduced by Sens. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), amendment would have brought total FY 2004 increase for NIH to $2.5 bil. Aug. 29 letter signed by more than 575 health organizations urged Senators to support the amendment. "Without additional funding, ongoing research will be stalled and pathways of discovery will not be explored," the groups write in their second joint letter on NIH funding...



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